Healing Gods

Odin – Norse God

The Norse God Odin

Odin is the “All father”.

God of war, death, divination, wisdom, and poetry.

Father to the God Thor aswell as Hod and Baldr.

Odin is married to the Goddess Frigg.

Odin is also associated with healing, magic and the runic alphabet.

Wednesday is named after Odin.

Odin and his two brothers Vili and Ve created the world in Norse mythology.

Odin can also shape shift. He lives in a house called Valaskialf and able to see through all nine worlds.

Odins horse is called Sleipnir. This eight legged horse is the child of Loki and the giant builder stallion who build the wall around Asgard, conceived when Loki shape shifted into a mare and distracted the stallion. Sleipnir can gallop on air aswell as land.

Odin has two Ravens one called Huginn meaning thought and one called Muninn meaning memory.

These are said to be spiritual parts of himself.

They are sent out every morning all over the world then return every evening to whisper to him what they have seen and heard.

Odin also has two wolves Geri the ravenous and Freki the greedy one. Geri and Freki follow Odin down the streets of Asgard. He always gives his wolves all the food from his table as he needs not food to survive.

Infact wine is all he wants.

The meaning of the word “runes” is secret. Odin stabbed himself with his spear and hung himself on Yggdrasil for nine days and nine nights suffering. It was then he glimpsed the secrets of the runes and fell screaming from Yggdrasil.

Gungnir is Odins magical spear made from the Yggdrasils Sacred ash, which he carved the runes into.

Mimir means the rememberer or the wise one.

Odin sacrificed one of his eyes to drink from the well.

Odin then became the wisest of all the Gods and Goddesses in Asgard.

Anyone who drinks from the water of this well gains the wisdom of Mimir.

The brothers Brokkr and Eitri made a special ring for Odin called Draupnir meaning the dripper.

Every nighth day, eight new rings drip out of Draupnir.

It was one of three gifts to the Gods, other two being Gullinbursti and Mjölnir.

Loki made a bet saying the dwarf brothers could not make better gifts than the three made by the sons of Ivaldi. In the end Mjölnir, Thor’s hammer won the bet for Brokkr and Eitri.

Loki being Loki tricked them by betting his head, but they were not aloud to hurt his neck.

In revenge the dwarf brothers stole his lips with wire. Lots of love and Brightest Blessings

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